I am a relative new comer to Manchester and believe it is a small town that has its act together. Local merchants keep their store fronts up to date and well maintained. Why do we put up with the eye-sore on South Franklin? That is the thing you see in many small towns in Iowa that are on their downers. We take pains to improve our city and then we let the old Hughes store rot away before our eyes.

Let’s get that thing fixed.